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Performing American Masculinities

Performing American Masculinities

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About the Book

This collection highlights the fluidity of masculinity in American popular culture at the turn of the new millennium and beyond by examining possibilities for male identity formation. Each chapter mines American popular culture--theatre, film, literature, music, advertising, internet content, television, photography, and current events--to pose questions about the process of gender creation and the contestation of masculinities as constantly changing political forms. The first section explores masculinities within late capitalism and includes studies of Seinfeld, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and reality television. The second section addresses identity when masculinity intersects with race, religion, disability, and sexuality, including chapters on Barack Obama, the O.J. trial, and popular movies.

About the Author:

Elwood Watson is Professor of History, African American Studies, and Gender Studies at East Tennessee State University. He is author of Outsiders Within: Black Women in the Legal Academy after Brown v. Board.

Marc E. Shaw is Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Hartwick College. His recent publications include contributions to the book Twilight and Philosophy.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780253222701
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publisher Imprint: Indiana University Press
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 15 mm
  • Weight: 381 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0253222702
  • Publisher Date: 21 Apr 2011
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 226 mm
  • No of Pages: 252
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: The 21st-Century Man in Popular Culture
  • Width: 152 mm

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